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. the incredible story of a family who risked it all to chase their 24 karat dreams and came up big. how one stubborn couple started a modern gold rush. >>> and margarita master. it's the ultimate summertime indulgence. the perfect treat to beat the heat. but it didn't happen by accident. meet the man who invented this frozen miracle. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with er the cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city and terry moran in washington, this is "nightline," j jy 20th, 2011. >> good evening. well, it's not only hot, it's deadly hot. at least 22 people have died so far in the heat wave currently sweeping the country. and conditions will only get more dangerous in the coming days,, forecasters say. factors such as relative humidity of more than 0% and little or no wind are making temperatures that are already high feel downright unbearable. here's abc's john donvan with a snapshot of our sizzling states. >> reporter: it's all over the map this heat. 106 degrees in wichita. 98 in milwaukee. oklahoma city, 106. 99 in chicago. and while it seems to be going
be tarnished. >>> big deal. some of the most popular medicines in america like lipitor about to get a lot cheaper? >>> and jackpot. a tulsa man discovers these e d cups are worth more than $1 million. an "antiques roadshow" record. >> wow. >>> good evening. good monday to you. and tonight we begin with the face you haven't seen. the voice you haven't heard. the hotel maid who told thth story that rocketed around the world. the story of the alleged assault that derailed a powerful titan. and she says tonight she will not sit silently while he might go free. it's an abc news exclusive interview with "good morning america" anchor robin roberts who's here with us now. robin. >> and, diane, that woman is nafissatou diallo. they call her nafi. a 32-year-old immigrant from guinea, west africa. in her first television interview, she painstakingly recounts the day she says she was sexually assaulted by dominique strauss-kahn -- the powerful man who, at the time, was the head of the international monetary fund. >> he comes to me, and grab my breasts. "no! you don't have to be sorry." i said, "stop!
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. celebrities and their children. used to be that having a kid could be a big detour in an entertainment career, but now, for some celebrity moms, it looks like exactly the opposite. their kids become part of their entertainment identities, even their brands. and ultimately help to create new success. this may look like child exploitation to some eyes, but tonight, abc's juju chang puts the question directly to the moms themselves for our series, "celebrity secrets." >> reporter: mommywood. it suspect just a lifetile. it's an industry. it seems for so many celebrity mothers, almost from the moment they give birth, the marketing begins. from j.lo's twins to the brangelina babies, magazines want the first shots, reportedly paying millions of dollars for first access. though brad and ang did give the money to charity. tori spelling posed for "people" with her son, and did not get paid. >> on >> even though they have a lot of help, they are still the ones who get up with the crying baby at night, and they're still the mom. and we respect that in this society. >> reporter: spelling's a case in point
: the presidentnt continued to push for a big, painful deficit reduction package. >> we have a unique opportunity to do something big. >> reporter: and for the first time publicly, he detailed a specific, possible cut to a popular entitlement program. can you tell us one structural reform that you are willing to make to one of these entitlement programs that would have a major impact on the deficit? >> i've said that means testing on medicare. meaning, people like myself, you can envision a situation where, for somebody in my position, me having to pay a little bit more on premiums or copays or things like that would be appropriate. and again, that could make a difference. >> reporter: even with the suggestion, negotiations are at an impasse. house republicans are refusing to increase any taxes and insist the president is not serious about cuts. >> we asked the president to lead. we asked him to put forward a plan, not a speech, a real plan. and he hasn't. we will. >> reporter: the race is on to figure out a way to raise the debt ceiling without an agreement to reduce the deficit. and what happen
at the squabbling politicians letting the debt deadline take the economy to the brink. and one big message was delivered today. the markets, the dow dropped almost 100 points, as worried investors pulled out. they're watching that clock, you see, right there, ticking down to the august 2nd deadline for a debt deal. and in another scramble for safety, people are rushing to invest in gold. prices up as never seen before. here's abc's john berman. >> reporter: the partisanship, politicking and lack of progress in washington might already be taking a toll on your personal bank account and 40101 the stock drop today -- the first sign investors are saying, "we're mad as hell, and we're not going to take it anymore." >> the impatience and frustration is clearly getting there. >> reporter: wall street has a way of voicing its displeasure, and it's downright ugly. remember september 2008 when congress failed to pass a bank bailout? stocks cratered, nearly 780 points that day. >> 3.5 million -- >> reporter: we are not there yet, but there are other unnerving signs -- call it a canary in a goldmine.
addicts simply beyond help from their own loved ones? >>> and, caught. after learning of a big shark caught off massachusetts this weekend, our correspondent, face to face in the water. >>> good evening on this sunday night. and we begin here with that abc news exclusive. the woman at the center of the storm. the hotel maid who accused one ofofhe world's most powerful men, the french banker dominique strauss-kahn, of sexual assault, in that hotel room here in new york, is now breaking her silence tonight. just a short time ago, sitting down with abc's robin roberts. the hotel worker says she stands by her story, declaring, "god as my witness, i'm telling the truth." for the first time, we see her and abc's linsey davis is here with what we've heard from the worker so far. >> reporter: this is the first time we're seeing her face. perhaps you've never heard her name before. nafissatou diallo is the woman we simply came to know as the hotel maid who accused dominique strauss-kahn of attempted rape. she's ending her silence with an exclusive tv interview with "good morning america's" ro
and from all of us, we appreciate your team, -- time, hope t >>> tonight on "world news," big broil. the record heat, 90 million people sweltering. parts of texas turning back into a dust bowl. not enough water for the cattle. >>> double dare. with the economy on the brink over the debt talk, the president warns social security checks could be in jeopardy, as republicans claim they now have a last ditch plan. >>> jaycee dugard. tonight, neighbors who saw the backyard where she was being held, speak out about what they wish they had done. >>> and our made in america summer. an army of families showing you the one thing they bought and love to help create american jobs. >>> good evening to you. and here is how it looks and feels in temperatures as high as 105 degrees in america tonight. 90 million americans sweltering. record-breaking heat across the country. and look at that. temperatures soaring above 100 degrees, and there is drought so bad, cattle farmers are making very tough choices. that is the e map. half of the country in the sweltering heat tonight, and abc's steve osunsami
into the pool and drowned. >> there's the proof that she was big enough and strong enough to open the door. >> reporter: throughout, tempers flared with tension between the prosecution and defense. at one point, the defense called out the prosecutor for laughing at him. >> this laughing guy right here. >> reporter: the judge immediately stopped proceedings. >> i'm beginning to see that orders or anything else may not mean a hill of a bean to any of you. >> reporter: now, because of all of that back and forth, the judge warned both sides that if anything like this happens again, they will be taken off this case. all of those delays means that the jury won't be getting this case until tomorrow. that means, david, they will begin their deliberations on the fourth of july holiday. david? >> all right, we know you'll be there. yunji de nies in orlando, thank you. i want to bring in our legal analyst, abc's dan abrams. you were watching this very clclely today. how did the prosecution do, how did the defense do? >> reporter: prosecution started off strong, basically saying, what else could have
for the resurrection of a big debt deal. and his budget director says it's possible. >> i think there's still time to get something big done. the president has made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> reporter: in fact, sources on capitol hill tell abc news that the president and speaker john boehner are again talking about more than $4 trillion in deficit reduction. boehner reportedly wants the president to lay out specific cuts to entitlement programs, social security, medicare, medicaid. but many republicans still doubt such a plan can pass. so, plan b. to avert the country from defaulting is being devised by the two leaders of the senate. it would give the president the authority to raise the country's debt ceiling on his own. >> it takes the pressure off all the politicians but allows us to pass a debt limit without making the hard choices that this country has to make. >> reporter: the standoff? republican eric cantor refuses to consider r x increases. democrat nancy pelosi won't accept benefit cuts to titlements. we visited cantor's virginia district. many want him to back dow
has been the key to their 33 years of happy marriage. >> i have a very big advantage, because marcus has his ph.d. in counseling and he's a marriage counselor. >> repepter: but dr. bachmann's brand of counseling is highly controversial and could become a campaign issue. >> here's my husband dr. marcus bachmann. >> reporter: operating out of suburban minneapolis, dr. bachmann runs a christian counseling firm, co-owned with his wife michele, that at times, according to former patients, has tried to convert gay men into heterosexuals through christian prayerer >> you know, i could be straight and god would forgive me if i was straight. >> reporter: andrew ramirez of minneapolis was 17 when his family sent him to bachmann and associates where he says a counselor working for bachmann tried unsuccessfully to "save" him from his sin. >> i remember leaving that parking lot with my mom and i said, you know, mom, i'm gay, i do not think this is something that can be changed. >> reporter: in an interview with a christian radio outlet, dr. bachmann has described homosexuals as barbarians. >> it
're back. >>> and check out this big thank you. an amazing moment off the coast. how a humpback whale, whose life was saved by a group of researchers, repaid the favor. >>> good evening. i'm dan harris. david muir is on assignment tonight in africa. we'll go to him in just a moment. but we want to start in washington, where tonight, we're seeing something highly unusual. hope. there was a real change of tone today in the debt debate. now, we should say, the hope now, we should say, the hope we're seeing tonight is still very tentative and very fragile. but with the clock ticking down, and there it is, three days left. some of the major players in this game are starting to sound like they might finally be getting down to business to break the impasse. abc's senior political correspondent, jon karl, has been on this story every step of the way. and he leads us off, once again, tonight. jon, good evening to you. >> reporter: good evening, dan. well, the house and the senate have spent the last 24 hours on a series of showboats on bills that have no chance of passing. but republican leade
of these guys are very big. >> right. >> reporter: are you afraid? >> i don't have any fear of getting beat up. i just have fear of, like -- i think they can just look at my sideways and i would melt with fear. >> brett favre was so old, he remembers the first brett favre is old joke. >> he kind of stone faced me in the audience. i made the mistake of looking at him. he gave me a laugh later. >> reporter: he does have some recent experience working tough crowds. >> what happened to you? when you were sworn in you looked like the guy from the old spice commercials. now you look like louis gossett sr. >> the white house correspondents dinner was more intimidating because who was there. people that can use the irs to investigate you. people thahacan, you know, deny you permits. >> reporter: and, of course, people like donald trump. he went after trump hard. >> donald trump has been saying he will run for president as a republican, which is surprising, because i just assumed he was running as a joke. >> reporter: don't trtrump didn to love the jokes. >> based on nonverbal communication, i would ag
on fireworks for big shows, in places like arizona, alabama, florida and texas, where nearly every county has said no to fireworks. >> i love fireworks. so, it's kind of like -- i don't know. it ruined my july 4th. >> reporter: no fireworks in austin. so, the big, similar phonic concert has been canceled. >> it's disappointing for people here. >> reporter: disappointing for the people who make and sell fireworks. >> this has to be one of the most devastating for the country. and also for the firework city as a whole. >> reporter: amarillo, texas, has come up with a solution for no fireworks. it's contracted for a laser show. but the show will go on in washington. more than 500,000 people gathering for 1 of the biggest spectacles in the country. all kicked off with a parade, that's been organized for the last 17 years by pat wilberton. what do you take away? every year you put this parade together, what does it mean to you? >> every year, we sing "god bless america," and i get chills. and the little children wave their flags. it's america. >> reporter: this is one of the biggest shows in the c
the charges. there are other big holes in her story that could lead to strauss-kahn's release from house arrest as early as tomorrow. and, in another twisting, turning legal drama, the casey anthony defense opened her florida trial by claiming she didn't murder here toddler, but lied about the accidental drowning because casey had been sexually abused by her own father, george anthony. well, today the defense rested, but not before calling out george anthony once again, this time, accusing him of an affair. here's abc's john donvan, for our series "crime and punishment." >> is it your decision not to testify based upon consultation with your counsel? >> yes, , r. >> reporter: those two words today, and she would repeat them as the question was put to her more than once. >> yes, sir. >> reporter: they told us that this, after all, yes, sir, is all we're going to hear from the murder defendant, who, by the time the defense rested today, after two weeks of testimony, seemed, , her silence, to have left an awful lot unexplained. as in, why, when he daughter caylee disappeared, she, the mom,
. >> it's a full contact sport on skates but instead of canada, think texas. roller derby is making a big comeback, and in many ways, it's the best of both words. all the fast action and body checking thrills of hockey, but it's still under ground, edgy enough that athletes get to pick up cool nicknames like bloody mary and baby face assassin. here's abc's ryan owens. ♪ >> reporter: if these women look like hell on wheels -- they are. you're in austin, texas, the capital of the lone star state and the cradle of modern day rollerer derby civilization. yes, ready or not, roller derby is back. and it's all grown up. >> let them hear you if you love it, ladies and gentlemen! ♪ >> reporter: meet margaret fackler. by day, a mild mannered math and science teacher. so beloved by her students, she was voted teacher of the year. >> okay, we'll do it. >> reporter: a wife and mother of two. >> i don't like anything else. >> reporter: but by night -- >> fast, faster, go, go, go! >> i like knocking people down. >> reportete she is olivia shootin' john of the hot rod honeys so, how did this young mo
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